1949 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1949 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1949 record 5–5 (2–4 SWC)
Head coach John Barnhill (4th year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1948 1950 »
1949 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Rice $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
#20 Baylor 4 2 0     8 2 0
TCU 3 3 0     6 3 1
Texas 3 3 0     6 4 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
Texas A&M 0 5 1     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1949 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1949 college football season. In their fourth and final year under head coach John Barnhill, the Razorbacks compiled a 5–5 record (2–4 against SWC opponents), finished in sixth place in the SWC, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 175 to 167.[1][2]

The 1949 season included the first football game between Arkansas and current Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt. Geno Mazzanti was the Razorbacks' leading rusher in 1949 with 757 rushing yards on 123 carries (6.2 yards per carry). Don Logue led the team in passing, completing 31 of 79 passes for 374 yards. Future NFL player and college football broadcaster Pat Summerall, a freshman, led the Razorbacks in receiving categories in 1949 with 17 catches for 298 yards. Summerall also played defensive line and placekicker.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 24, 1949 North Texas* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 33–19  
October 1, 1949 TCU Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 27–7  
October 8, 1949 at Baylor Waco, TX L 13–35  
October 15, 1949 No. 16 Texas War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 14–27  
October 22, 1949 Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 7–6  
October 29, 1949 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–6  
November 5, 1949 at No. 8 Rice Rice FieldHouston, TX L 0–14  
November 12, 1949 at No. 12 SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX L 6–34  
November 19, 1949 William & Mary* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 0–20  
November 26, 1949 Tulsa* Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 40–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1945-1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1949 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 4, 2015.